Monday, May 13, 2013
I keep thinking that this thing is taking FOREVER and then I remember that it's my own fault. You may recall that the original pattern calls for 10 squares. I knew from the beginning that I wanted 12. And then I decided that 12 squares was a little smaller than I really wanted so I added just four more to make it 16. Then before I knew it, I was up to 20. And a couple of months ago, I decided that I really wanted it big enough to cover me so I added four more squares for a total of 24.
I am happy to report that I am on square 23 and I can see the light!
Now that I'm nearing the end, I find myself both looking forward to finishing that last square and missing the knitting of the squares. This blanket has taken me through a tough time this winter and spring. It has been my friend and my solace.
Monday, April 15, 2013
She was a woman of deep faith. She was a wonderful wife, Mother, and friend. But she was best known to family and friends for her Southern cooking. Many people have shared their memories of her with us and not surprisingly, most of those memories have involved food and sitting at her table.
My family has been overwhelmed by the love and concern shown to us in the days before and since. We are so grateful for everything - the flowers, food, and cards. The visits, hugs, and phone calls to check on us. And we thank you. From the bottoms of our hearts.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Have a good rest of the week everyone!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Both crosses are knit from the same skein of yarn. Just look at that! Not all skeins are that dramatic but it’s still interesting and fun. I’m really glad that I chose to use a variety of different colorways and I’m knitting it as it comes – no snipping or clipping colors here!
Square production has slowed down for the time being. I ran out of the #269 for the log cabin border but I've restocked. My friend, Betsy, and I are doing a knit-a-long together, and I have a baby shower on October 5 (twins!). But I always have a square in my knitting bag. The perfect odd moments knitting.